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EASTERN HIMALAYAN FORESTS
& RURAL LIVELIHOODS,
BHUTAN


PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Term: Summer
  • Credits: 6 semester-hour credits
  • Prerequisites: No course prerequisites: 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions until April 2017
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans


OVERVIEW

Traveling through Bhutan, students learn about culture and history, religious traditions, environmental issues, and conservation policies, all while exploring the role that environmental services and natural resources play in rural livelihoods and national development. On this program, the country itself becomes the classroom, as we explore local environmental issues and rural livelihoods through a broad array of learning opportunities including lectures from local experts, field exercises, treks, and a short research project.
  • Conduct interviews with Bhutanese citizens who have resource-based livelihoods, exploring the relationship between human well-being and natural resources
  • Learn important features of local forest species, including species composition and community dynamics; practice field techniques for tree measurement and how to estimate timber volume
  • Consider how religion influences attitudes about the treatment of the environment
  • Take a multi-day trek through cultural and natural landscapes, up and over the ridge, between Chamkhar and Tang valley
  • Visit the stunning Punakha Dzong and Bumthang monasteries


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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 05/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.